The arrival of Russian military planes in Venezuela in March 2019 spurred harsh criticism from the US, who has accused Moscow of destabilising the situation in the Latin American state, currently engulfed in a political crisis. Russia, for its part, has recalled that its planes arrived under a bilateral agreement with Caracas.

The US has called on the international community to deny Russian planes flying to Venezuela a right of passage through their airspace, following the example of such a move by Malta. Ortagus said that such a decision could help stop Russian support for the country’s President Nicolas Maduro.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova earlier stated that Malta had refused to provide a green light for the passage of two Russian planes carrying cargo and personnel to Venezuela.

The spokeswoman noted that Malta didn’t provide any reason for denying it and added that Moscow will take this fact into consideration in its bilateral relations with the island nation.

Venezuela has been engulfed in a political crisis, which took another turn after opposition figure, Juan Guaido proclaimed himself the country’s interim president.

The move was immediately supported by the US and most western states, but was harshly criticised by Russia, Turkey, China, and many other countries.

They expressed their support for the constitutionally elected president, Nicolas Maduro.

Washington has lambasted Moscow’s support for the president and specifically the arrival of Russian planes carrying military personnel in March 2019. The US called their arrival an “unwelcomed provocation”. At the same time, Moscow said that its military personnel had arrived to carry out maintenance on Russian military tech under a bilateral agreement with Caracas.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

Advertisements
Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
ALSO READ  Turkey issues warning to Russian military over Syrian Army attacks: source

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
RTfolk
Guest
RTfolk

This tells the US are desperately asking their vassals for ugly gaffe against Russia on their own expenses.

Member
Famed Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Stern Daler

No nation with major air lines will follow.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

This is obvious : this range of economy is probably the one with the most violent competition! No major airline can afford to be banned from Russian airspace, in fact, it’s even the end of the cold war and the fact they can overfly Russia that democratised airlines. I think we’re both enough old to remember how travelling was expensive and long in the 80’s.

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

Morgan Ortagus = new DoS SPOX. Hey, is the DoS again in a Dubya-era “we’re awesome” and other cocaine inspired stupidity??? Why? Because just take a map of airways and prepare to be puzzled by all that is using Russian airspace… Now imagine any aircraft from a country that bans Russian overflights has to do 5,000 or 10,000 km more to circumvent Russian territory… In the hardcore competitive world of air carriers where even giants like PanAm went bankrupt, Russia can really hurt! Same if they embargo titanium going to US aircraft makers! Boeing production divided by 3… from 900… Read more »

Gryz
Guest
Gryz

… and the world will just, well, not listen. There will be the US Dept. on the one side, and the actual planet on the other. Same old, same old. When will those goons ever going to accept that today’s US are never going to be Reagan’s America reigning over so many of its lackeys ever again ?

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

In fact, they have more Lackeys than Reagan had, thanks to the vacuum they filled with USSR fall… This is even the problem : overstretching… But in fact, you have some goons still promoting it while there are counter powers, including in the CIA or DIA willing to dismantle the “empire”, and in fact, ever thought that these goons are deliberately put on 1st line by Trump only to have them globally rebuked, and in fact help to get rid of the overstretching? If you go frontal, e.g. like JFK did, you’re likely to end just like him, you know…… Read more »

Nigel Woo
Guest
Nigel Woo

TELL THE WORLD, THE THINKER WANT JEWS BLOOD AND SOUL FOR WHAT THEY CREATED IN THIS WORLD
https://warcraftking.tumblr.com/post/184151664659/amy-that-dont-have-a-face-suicide-forest-dont

Share out the topic about the thinker so the truth about 2nd moon and book of life, which is a science book could reach out in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube after you finish reading the topic.

Nigel Woo
Guest
Nigel Woo

Support Russia and China in their quest in Venezuela cos who force the people to pay debt before allowed to eat 3 meal per day is not the president but IMF and World bank.

Just the only way to help the people is China and Russia convert their debt to those wolf of wallstreet with convertible loan that could be pay back by digging oil like those with China and Russia.
Those wolf already jumped ship and supporting the new leader. That mean changing govt wont change the fate of the people.

Pink
Guest
Pink

The upholders of Judaism believe that Yahweh is righteous and the followers of Christianity typically claim that their god is a perfect and infinitely benevolent being and the loving father of man. On the walls of Christian churches it is commonplace to find propaganda signs that say ‘God is love’ or ‘the Lord is merciful’. Christians typically quote biblical verses such as John 3:16 which claims that Yahweh loves the world so much that he sacrificed his only begotten son for its salvation and 1 John 4:7-12 whose message is that Yahweh is the source of love. However, it is… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Guest
Daeshbags-Sux

ROFL! Russia is one of the less in debt country you can find! The Chinese are even worst than the Yankees or the Wall Street worst wolves! Ask Montenegro, Sri-Lanka, Philippines, South Africa, Gabon, Zambia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Djibouti, Congo-Brazaville, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Laos, Pakistan, Mongolia, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Sudan! All of them are victims of the Chinese debt trap! Simple example : It was reported in late 2018 that the Zambian government is in talks with China that may result in the total surrender of the state electricity company ZESCO as a form of debt repayment since the country has… Read more »

THE THINKER
Guest
THE THINKER

STOP USURPATING ME! I WANT EVERYBODY TO LIVE HAPPY IN PEACE EVEN THE JEWS! WHO ARE YOU TO DARE TO SPEAK IN MY NAME, YOU LITTLE CREEP?